Feeds

Nokia ships phone camera with mechanical shutter

The 8Mp N86

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Nokia has started shipping a phone that it claims is its “best mobile imaging device”.

Nokia_N86_02

Nokia's N86: available to buy in July

The N86’s main photo feature, aside from its 8Mp sensor, is the fact that the phone packs a mechanical – rather than digital – shutter. It operates at up to 1/1000 second.

Mechanical shutters are widely believed to offer superior quality photographs because the image snapped is only derived from the light hitting the sensor at the instant shutter was open.

Elsewhere on the N86 you’ll find a 2.6in OLED display and 8GB of on-board storage, with the option to slot in Micro SD memory cards of up to 16GB capacity.

Nokia_N86_01

...but won't go onsale until July

A variety of audio formats are supported by the N86's media player, including MP3 and AAC. The phone also features Assisted GPS – for use with Nokia Maps – and N-Gage gaming.

In terms of connectivity, the N86 will operate over quad-band GSM and supports 3.6Mb/s HSDPA 3G. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios are included too, Nokia said.

Nokia’s keeping mum about how long it’ll take shipments to reach the shops, but retailer Expansys expects to send the N86 out from 22 July for £550 ($904/€645). ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.